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Security stepped up ahead of strike

Joint army and police patrols were ordered onto the streets of Lesotho on Tuesday on the eve of a nationwide strike called by the opposition.

The operation is to “make sure that people who love law and order are safe,” a police superintendent was reported by Reuters as saying.

The opposition called for the strike action to demand the resignation of the government to make way for a government of national unity.


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